The Nile

Acknowledged as the world’s longest river, the Nile, stretching from East Africa to the Mediterranean, is your pathway to the pyramids at Giza with its ancient monuments, constructed by one of the world’s oldest civilisations. A Nile cruise lets you tick off items on your bucket list on a daily basis, as you traverse the great river in comfort and style, taking in the extraordinary Valley of the Kings, Jordan, the temples in Luxor and the Red Sea.

A seven-night all-inclusive Nile cruise departing 8 July 2015 costs from £752pp including flights ( 231 4691).